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Ellis Parker Butler - Good - Better - Best

When young, in tones quite positive
I said, "The world shall see
That I can keep myself from sin;
A good man I will be."

But when I loved Miss Kate St. Clair
'Twas thus my musing ran:
"I cannot be compared with her;
I'll be a better man."

'Twas at the wedding of a friend
(He married Kate St. Clair)
That I became superlative,
For I was "best man" there.

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Poet: Ellis Parker Butler
Poem: Good - Better - Best

Comment 4 of 4, added on April 24th, 2012 at 12:26 AM.

It seems as though that knwoledge lies in the perception of the person asking the question. Some of us have the vague understanding of life and death as either a beginning and an end or as a moment of transition. There is no explanation greater than the average question of why we exist and what part of us remains when we appear to have passed into another dimension. Why would we write about something except to know? Why would we explore the answer except to come to grips with the unknown. Every answer is the correct answer. There is no right or wrong!

Yhasmine from Egypt
Comment 3 of 4, added on March 16th, 2010 at 4:11 PM.
ver nice job

i relly like wat u done done wit his stories its very gudddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

andrea from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 3rd, 2006 at 3:30 PM.

this poem was the best poem ever in my whole life.

ana from Canada

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